The Utah State Bar offers a training program to prepare new lawyers for their first year of practice. The program focuses on professionalism, ethics and civility, and helps develop the practical skills and judgment necessary to the effective practice of law. The program also seeks to impart to all Utah attorneys the importance of organizational mentoring.

All attorneys should focus on the creation of their professional identity and the development of that identity over the course of their career. Such development should include the highest degree of professionalism.


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Mentoring Program Information


Mentoring

Program Forms

A lawyer newly admitted to practice law in the state of Utah must submit These Enrollment Forms if the newly admitted lawyer is a Utah resident and has never practiced law or has practiced for fewer than two years in another jurisdiction.

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Mentoring Plan

Model

Participate in – ideally, you will have hands on experience with the activities you choose. Observe – If it is unreasonable to or if you are unable to participate in an activity, then observe your mentor or another attorney. Observing court proceedings can teach you a lot about the practice of law.

 

Acknowledgement

Focus – on professionalism and civility principles in all aspects of the plan. If the new lawyer has experience in areas of the plan already, develop a deeper understanding of potential ethical or professionalism issues that may arise. (See Mentoring Guide on Professionalism)

Initial Meeting Guide

Discuss- In some cases, you can discuss principles and practices. Use examples as much as possible in these discussions.

Model

Participate in – ideally, you will have hands on experience with the activities you choose. Observe – If it is unreasonable to or if you are unable to participate in an activity, then observe your mentor or another attorney. Observing court proceedings can teach you a lot about the practice of law.

 

Acknowledgement

Focus – on professionalism and civility principles in all aspects of the plan. If the new lawyer has experience in areas of the plan already, develop a deeper understanding of potential ethical or professionalism issues that may arise. (See Mentoring Guide on Professionalism)

Initial Meeting Guide

Discuss- In some cases, you can discuss principles and practices. Use examples as much as possible in these discussions.


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Mentors

The legal profession needs experienced and respected lawyers to help new lawyers acquire the practical skills and judgment necessary to practice in a highly competent manner. 


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Mentoring Resources

  • New Lawyer Training Program



    P. 801-297-7026